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Evan Hu

Evan Hu has more than 20 years' experience in creating and leading successful Canadian technology and media businesses. He presently divides his time between family and friends, his businesses, executive coaching and, occasionally, his writing.   

Vancouver riot: stupid young men

Let's not blame the game of hockey and its fans for the riot that followed the Vancouver loss in the Stanley Cup Final.  Or make the predictable mumbo-jumbo excuses  of ...

Paging Western Canada Part II

More than 20 years after the words “The West wants in” were uttered first by the Reform Party, Preston Manning's vision for a new alignment of federal political power has come to fruition. The...

An election filled with firsts: let the good times roll

DECISION 2011: For Stephen Harper, it's a chance to govern for all Canadians. For Jack Layton, the work has just begun.

Conservatives have a lock on Calgary ... for now

DECISION 2011: Alberta has become the most urbanized province in Canada, and that means change is coming in its political future.

We get the government we deserve

Recently the wife of a friend of mine successfully wrote her Canadian citizenship test and soon will become a Canadian citizen.  Her writing of the test happened to coincide with the release of...